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Should teenagers drive interstate? While eighteen, nineteen, and twenty year olds can currently operate under a commercial driver's licenses within a state, federal regulations prevent truck drivers under the age of 21 to drive across state lines. READ MORE >>

A court case between a trucker and his company went all the way to the Supreme Court recently. This January, a decision was finally made. The Supreme Court's ruling has important implications that anyone in the transportation industry should be aware of.   The case READ MORE >>

Our roots might go back to 1919 but this is 2019, and we're looking forward to the future. That means embracing technology and using social media to connect with our clients and keep you informed.   Before you switch the page, hear us out. We know you hate spam and don't have time for endless advertisements. READ MORE >>

From Sept 9th to the 15th it is  National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!     SJ Markham & Son, Inc. would like to give a shout out to all of the wonderful truckers out there for their hard work and tireless commitment. Truck driving is an incredibly important industry in the United States but it's often undervalued and misunderstood. READ MORE >>

We're a small, family-run company where everyone appreciates the value of a hard day's work and helping our customers. That's why we want to show our support for the local businesses we insure. Over the years, we've had the pleasure of working with a lot of great people in commercial lines, from doctors to truckers to construction companies and restaurants. READ MORE >>

If you're a trucker, chances are you've heard of the ELD Mandate. The intent of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate is to more easily track and share records of duty status (RODS). ELDs automatically record engine hours, location, and vehicle miles at certain intervals. READ MORE >>

Interstate trucking hand-held cell phone ban begins Beginning Today, interstate truck and bus drivers will be prohibited from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles. The rule was announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation in an effort to end distracted driving. READ MORE >>

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